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[MXD Networking på SPOT Festival ’19] Mød Pitch & Smith

Asbjørn Hæstrup

Inden SPOT Festival 2019 introducerer vi dig til flere af de internationale branchepersoner, som har bekræftet deres deltagelse på årets SPOT Festival. Her kan du møde Duncan Smith fra Pitch & Smith.

Du kan møde alle MXD’s internationale gæster til MXD’s Superbowl, vores årlige SPOT networking-arrangement mellem den internationale og danske musikbranche, som finder sted lørdag d. 4. maj i Aarhus Bowlinghal.

Name: Duncan Smith

Company: Pitch & Smith

Title: Agent / Agent Assistant

Based in: London

Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster? Founded in 2007, Pitch & Smith is an international booking agency representing a diverse roster of exceptional artists from across the globe.

– and a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment?
Zooni (UK), brand new art-pop band from Brighton signed to Square Leg records. Sounds like Radiohead, Nick Drake, Grizzly Bear, Flaming Lips.
Mike Krol (US), Merge records signed garage-rock / power-pop hero. The Strokes meets Weezer via Misfits.
Death By Unga Bunga (NO), Jansen records power-pop five piece powerhouse. Sounds like Sheer Mag, Badfinger, Flamin’ Groovies.

I’m also currently assisting on: Cut Copy, V**gra Boys, This Is The Kit, Jesca Hoop, Penelope Isles, The Stroppies, Rozi Plain, We Were Promised Jetpacks + more

What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music? Going to my first show on my own at 14, and realising the magic of seeing my favourite music being played right in front of me.

What are your favourite Danish acts? Yung, Holm and Mew, of course!

Best show you’ve ever seen hands down? Too tough! I promoted The Bronx at my old venue in 2012 (I think). Working with one of my favourite bands in a 250 capacity sold out show with everyone going crazy.